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Questions and answers about business succession

The IfM researchers estimate that by 2026, around 38,000 companies will be up for transfer each year because their owners are retiring from management due to age, illness or death. Daughters or sons are not always willing to take on responsibility over the family business. What are the reasons for …

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Covid 19: What can we learn from SME policy in other European countries

Since 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected SMEs worldwide in unprecedented ways. Seven renowned entrepreneurship researchers from all over Europe presented their research at the IfM Bonn-organised International Roundtable on SMEs at the end of 2021. The podcast reflects the lessons learned and …

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SMEs in Europe after the pandemic and in view of the Green Deal

The Covid pandemic has been challenging SMEs in Europe for 2 years. What conclusions can be drawn from dealing with the pandemic for future challenges such as digitalisation and sustainable business? Prof Friederike Welter (IfM Bonn/Universität Siegen), Prof. Ute Stephan (King´s College/London, UK), …

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How to counteract bureaucratic frustration

Businesses criticise the high density of regulation repeatedly, and they also question the sense of many bureaucratic regulations.

In the podcast "How to reduce bureaucratic fatigue in businesses", Dr Annette Icks explains why companies perceive many bureaucratic requirements as a burden. At the …

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What can we learn from the Covid crisis?

How does the Covid pandemic affect small and medium-sized enterprises? Which economic policy measures can strengthen their resilience in the future?

Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter (IfM Bonn/University of Siegen), Prof. Dr. Ute Stephan (King's College, UK), Prof. Dr. David B. Audretsch (Indiana …

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Entrepreneurship during the Corona crisis

In spring 2020, the Federal Government of Germany tried to reduce the number of Corona infections with the help of a partial lockdown and contact restrictions. At the same time, it supported the affected companies and self-employed persons with various measures.

In the podcast " Unternehmer und …

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Digitalisation as Challenge

In this podcast, Dr. Annette Icks and Dr. Christian Schröder show how small and medium-sized enterprises are responding to the ongoing digital transformation.

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Germany needs Start-ups (detektor.fm)

Why has the number of start-ups been falling for years? Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter gives an overview of the reasons and the development in the past years on detektor.fm.

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Mittelstand and disruption

How digitally advanced are Mittelstand enterprises? How can they ensure that their competitiveness is not threatened by disruptive developments? Dr. Sebastian Nielen answers this question in an interview with Max Zimmermann.

The podcasts are only available in the recorded language (German).

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Germany's Powerful Mittelstand (Deutsche Welle)

In the Deutsche Welle podcast "Germany's powerful Mittelstand" Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter (IfM Bonn/University of Siegen) explains why the US magazine "Business Week" rightfully paid respect to Germany's Mittelstand.

The podcasts are only available in the recorded language (German).

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